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Alternatives to the u-shaped rubber piece on the floor crossmember?

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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
Specifically 24 #280-005 BUFFER

Short of shaving it down there is no way it is going to allow the trans tunnel sit properly. Compared to the old material it is thicker and less compliant / compressible. I suppose, as Barney suggests, I could just caulk it but that is a large opening.

Anyone already find a better material or work-around?

Thanks!



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bisslre Ron Bissland
Kenosha, WI, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The Little Car"
1979 MG MGB
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I believe I got mine from Scarborough with no issues.

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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
The Moss one is unusable, at least on my car. Waste of time and money, going to email Kelvin.

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Bobm Bob Myers
Sparta, TN, USA   USA
1957 MG MGA 1500
1974 MG MGB "Ms. B-haven"
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In reply to # 3905166 by bisslre I believe I got mine from Scarborough with no issues.

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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
I'm not familiar with Scarborough, UK based?

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
I dunno.... Sheet rubber cut to fit and attached with screws and nuts.

Or, you could build a dam/form out of clay and fill the void with back RTV silicone. At least you'd have control over the shape.



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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
Thanks Gary, will give them a ring.

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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
Does the rubber piece act as cushion for the tunnel or “only” to seal drafts and oil etc?

I think the later, yes?

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barneymg Barney Gaylord
(Somewhere in USA), Pick one (or more), USA   USA
1958 MG MGA "MGA With An Attitude"
It is a seal, not a support. I don't remember, 40 years ago during early restoration of my car, but pretty sure I just calked it with paintable siliconized latex calk, the stuff that has a 25 or 30 year warranty on outside of your house. Have never removed the tunnel since, 430,000 miles and 32-1/2 years on the road by now.



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tdskip Tom Smith
SoCal, CA, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
In reply to # 3906565 by barneymg It is a seal, not a support. I don't remember, 40 years ago during early restoration of my car, but pretty sure I just calked it with paintable siliconized latex calk, the stuff that has a 25 or 30 year warranty on outside of your house. Have never removed the tunnel since, 430,000 miles and 32-1/2 years on the road by now.

Thanks Barney (and all), I'm spending too much time on something that isn't really a problem.

Will seal it up and get the floors (finally) done.

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Bolney Coupe David A
Haywards Heath, Sussex, UK   GBR
1960 MG MGA 1600 Coupe "Iris"
Tom

I shaved/sawed the Moss parts down until they fitted. Shave away, you have nothing to lose.

It’s just a pity they can’t be made right in the first place.

Cheers

Dave

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bshaw Gold Member Ed B
East Moline, IL, USA   USA
Tom ,
Just installed mine yesterday . I had to shave a little bit off of the tunnel flange until the seal fit without being deformed . only took a few minutes and fit to frame turned out great !

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